Another Swastika in McCabe (Includes Photo)

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The swastika before it was painted over. (Photo by Matt Chaffinch ’18/The Daily Gazette)

On Sunday, November 20th, yet another swastika was found graffitied on the inside of a gender-neutral bathroom stall on McCabe 2nd. The symbol was drawn on the right stall wall. College employees soon painted over the swastika and hung an “OUT OF ORDER” sign on the stall’s door.

This is the second time this semester a swastika was found in exactly this location. In September, the vandal(s) used spray-paint.

At 1 p.m. on Monday, Dean Liz Braun sent out an email announcing the discovery to campus.

“I am thankful to belong to a community such as ours, that does not tolerate such action, and has both the will and the ways to fight it.  If you are feeling you need support at this time, my door, all our doors, are always open to you. Please see more information on support services below,” she wrote.

This is a developing story.


Featured image courtesy of Matt Chaffinch ’18/The Daily Gazette.

Natalie Flores

Natalie, a desert-dweller, has recently declared a Psychology major and minors in Linguistics and Art History. It is quite possible that she will never leave The Daily Gazette and will eventually die in the Parrish 4th office.

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